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  1. Aging with Harrington Rod

    Hi Irene
    Almost 9 years ago I spoke with a scoliosis specialist in Toronto. Although my primary curve has increased ( not sure the degree now but quite a bit more than the corrected 40 something),...
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    posting xrays

    I find the xrays very interesting and as soon as I figure how to post I will.

    However, I have a funny story to go along with posting xrays. I use facebook altho' not seriously and it is an...
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    Docs in Toronto ON

    I have been to Dr Lewis x2. He is very pleasant and is well qualified, having added to the study of adult scoliosis with a fellowship in St Louis with Lenke et al.
    Maybe there are others in...
  4. agreement

    I couldn't agree with you more and I am a former RN
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    exercise and scoliosis and HRs

    I have written in before about surgery requirements which are on hold for the time being. As I get older, I am finding my posture is really becoming poor (some for physical reasons related to the...
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    my situation - 3rd surgery at 64???

    After a consult from a scoliosis specialist in Toronto Canada, and asking for a consult because I felt medically there was no real medical followup over the years re my scoliosis, the doc described...
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    in response to back-out

    You're right, my title wasn't quite accurate. I do agree that some arrogant docs are good surgeons. Having said that, that skill shouldn't translate into rude or inconsiderate behaviour but sadly...
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    Deficient X ray protocols

    I have been surprised that many of the members have not received proper protection during Xray exposure

    In my former work, we even provided a small lead shield for tiny premature infants when...
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    information from members

    Thanks Ed
    Always impressed by the knowledge the members have on this site. I have gathered a lot of articles from Spine and related journals (my work allows me to access many journals free thru'...
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    in defence of arrogant ortho docs

    I am aware that many docs come across as arrogant and unfortunately the less a patient knows the more they will take advantage of that lack of knowlege

    However, my experience with the doc who did...
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    pedicle depth-synthes spinal fixation

    Ed

    Great attachment! Thanks

    Do you know how the surgeon gauges the depth/length of the pedicle screw; is xray imaging used during surgery?

    I've read articles where the screw has been too...
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    another Canadian

    I have sent Nell a 'private' message suggesting she contact the SRS and possibly sending a letter to the College of Physicians and Surgeons

    At the very least it would be documented

    I think the...
  13. incisions and sacral fixation

    In response to the thread regarding additional fixation beyond the standard perdical screws in the lumber vertebrae, I am very interested in the experiences.

    You may recall that the surgeon in my...
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    Dr Hey's blog

    I am trying to become more familiar with the use of this forum. I am finding a lot of additional information...

    Is Dr Hey authentic? I don't think I would have ever imagined a doc using...
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    I have found the discussion related to rib humps...

    I have found the discussion related to rib humps and the treatment to be validating. For years, I have been encouraged (family and friends) not to dwell on the cosmetic effects of scoliosis but to...
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    Drs Lenke / Bridwell

    If one does any lit search on scoliosis those two docs are some of the most prolific writers in peer reviewed journals ie Spine - very competent and responsible for training some of the younger...
  17. Scoliosis blood test

    Is it possible to receive a pdf copy of your information?
    Thank you
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    rib humps etc

    to all
    I have found the discussion related to rib humps and the treatment to be validating. For years, I have been encouraged (family and friends) not to dwell on the cosmetic effects of scoliosis...
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    Dancing all the way home!

    I had my visit with the doc yesterday and I am elated. The issues he raised last year are still valid but in his (expert) opinion, not especially important to address at this point. I tried to make...
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    looking for positive experiences

    Would you describe the kind of surgery you have had done. Some of the experiences described on this site and the National Scoliosis Forum are daunting. The nurse practioner that works with the...
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    cosmetic reasons

    Linda
    Could you comment further on what you know about the group who chose surgery for cosmesis and comment on why this group is disappointed?

    The kyphosis/rib hump has always taken a back seat...
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    revision and decision making (long)

    I am new this time around but used to lurk mostly on the old list serve site years ago.

    First dx with adolescent idiopathic sc (AIS) in the '60s and had the first surgery at 14. It was only a...
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